2017 WINEMAKERS CLUB SYRAH
These blends are specially made with a selection of the barrels of each vineyard. The combination of the same grapes from different plots makes this varietal wine fully express the Priorat' terroir. Singular wine to get close to an ancient Mediterranean varietal
First sorting was done in the field, leaving any unsuitable fruit in the vineyard. The grapes were then further sorted by hand. All lots were cold-soaked for 2-3 days before beginning their slow fermentation in barrels and tanks. Gentle punch downs were performed several times daily in both tank and 300L barrels; macerations lasted a long period, more than 30 days for an optimum flavour and tannin extraction. The free-run wine was racked and the skins and stems were gently pressed, being returned to their original maceration barrels for ageing. One-year-old French oak barrels were used for 12 months to host the wine before bottling, without fining or filtration.
This wine club exclusive continues in its second edition with a blend of 50% Syrah from Gibertes block of Mas del Xes vineyard and 50% Syrah from Circ block of Mas Vell vineyard. A combination of the north-facing slope with the south-facing, enhances the balance of Syrah that is very well adapted to the Priorat areas after being introduced in the ’80s to Spain for the first time. This blend within the same grape but different exposures demands special care on promoting the velvety tannins. The hand-harvested fruit was housed in separate lots of neutral French burgundy oak barrels for 12 months. Ready to enjoy now, this Syrah is best paired with duck and sweet sauces.
Purple bloody robe with ruby hints on the rim. Very structured layers with continuity. On the nose violet flowers with perfumed dry lavender. The rich flavour of ripe figs and jammed cranberries. Fruity and fresh grapes. On the palate a pleasant entrance with advantageous minerality. Spicy and attractive. Harmonic evolution of tannins.
Appellation: DOQ Priorat
Production: 100 cases
Presentation: 75 cl
Ageing: 12 months in 100% new French Oak
Alc. Vol.: 15 %